Abrasion

[geology] Abrasion is the mechanical scraping of a rock surface by friction between rocks and moving particles during their transport by wind, glacier, waves, gravity, running water or erosion. After friction, the moving particles dislodge loose and weak debris from the side of the rock. These particles can be dissolved in the water source.
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abrasion

Type: Term Pronunciation: ă-brā′zhŭn Definitions: 1. An excoriation, or circumscribed removal of the superficial layers of skin or mucous membrane. 2. A scraping away of a portion of the surface. 3. In dentistry, the pathologic grinding or wearing away of tooth substance by incorrect tooth-brushing methods, the presence of fore
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Abrasion

[dental] Abrasion is the loss of tooth structure by mechanical forces from a foreign element. If this force begins at the cementoenamel junction, then progression of tooth loss can be rapid since enamel is very thin in this region of the tooth. Once past the enamel, abrasion quickly destroys the softer dentin and cementum structures. Possib
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Abrasion

Frictional EROSION by material transported by wind and waves.
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Abrasion

The mechanical wearing or grinding away of rock surfaces by the friction and impact of rock particles transported by wind, ice, waves, running water, or gravity.
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Abrasion

In toxicological terms, the laceration or scratching of the waterproof layer of cuticle allowing moisture from the insect to be lost to the surrounding air.
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abrasion

[n] - an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off 2. [n] - erosion by friction
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Abrasion

Mechanical erosion by debris-charged wind, water or ice, which also removes the eroded material.
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Abrasion

wearing away by friction.
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Abrasion

A process where hard particles are forced against and moved along a solid surface. See also: Abrasion Hardness, Abrasive, Abrasive Wear.
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Abrasion

A rubbed or scuffed area
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Abrasion

The wearing away or cleaning by friction
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Abrasion

An abrasion is an injury that happens when the skin is scraped off after it rubs against another surface.
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Abrasion

Any injury which rubs off the surface of the skin.
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Abrasion

A portion of a surface from which the skin has been removed by rubbing.
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Abrasion

Abrasion: An abrasion or "excoriation" is a wearing away of the upper layer of skin as a result of applied friction force. In dentistry an "abrasion" is the wearing away of the tooth substance.
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Abrasion

Ab·ra'sion noun [ Latin abrasio , from abradere . See Abrade .] 1. The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction; as, the abrasion of coins. 2. The substance rubbed off. Berkeley. 3. (Medicine) A superf
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abrasion

1. <pathology> The wearing away of a substance or structure (such as the skin or the teeth) through some unusual or abnormal mechanical process. ... 2. <clinical sign> A superficial injury to the skin or other body tissue caused by rubbing or scraping resulting in an area of body surface denuded of skin or mucous membrane. ... (11 Nov 1
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abrasion

scratch noun an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
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abrasion

attrition noun erosion by friction
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abrasion

(ә-bra´zhәn) the wearing away of a substance or structure, such as the skin or teeth, through some unusual or abnormal process. a wound caused by rubbing or scraping the skin or a mucous membrane; a “skinned knee” and a “floor burn” are common examples. To treat the inju...
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Abrasion

• (n.) The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction; as, the abrasion of coins. • (n.) The substance rubbed off. • (n.) A superficial excoriation, with loss of substance under the form of small shreds.
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abrasion

(from the article `glacial landform`) Glacial erosion is caused by two different processes: abrasion and plucking (see above). Nearly all glacially scoured erosional landforms bear the ... Abrasive wear occurs when a hard, rough surface slides over a softer one, producing grooves on the latter. It also can be caused by loose, abrasive ....
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abrasion

(L. abrasio) 1. the wearing away of a substance or structure (such as the skin or the teeth) through some unusual or abnormal mechanical process. 2. an area of body surface denuded of skin or mucous membrane by some unusual or abnormal mechanical process.
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abrasion

abrasion 1. A scraping or rubbing off, as of skin. 2. A wearing away by rubbing or scraping, as of rock by wind, water, etc.
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